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11-16-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By Russ Roth

Went with the Vittoria Mezcal, they've been...

Went with the Vittoria Mezcal, they've been decent though I wouldn't call them impressive but they get the job done.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Russ Roth

With 35mm rims I wouldn't worry much about...

With 35mm rims I wouldn't worry much about crosswinds, my 12yo 96lb daughter is riding 35mm carbon rims. Even riding from Jones beach to Captree, which follows the Atlantic coast with the ocean...
10-16-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Russ Roth

They're often fake numbers on amazon/ebay, which...

They're often fake numbers on amazon/ebay, which no one has mentioned yet. I have a 2000 lumen headlight with built in battery pack, actually runs at 1800 unless put into boost mode and will only...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,734
Posted By Russ Roth

Headed up the Hudson this morning to Troy for a...

Headed up the Hudson this morning to Troy for a cross race with the oldest. was a rough course to ride with us both coming off a chest cold but we had a good time.
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09-28-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,893
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, Carpenter Cross.

Nope, Carpenter Cross.
09-26-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,845
Posted By Russ Roth

Cycling clothing I head to Cambria, bike parts I...

Cycling clothing I head to Cambria, bike parts I usually head to merlin cycles, and for tires/tubes I go to bike24.
07-06-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Russ Roth

Its a mixed bag in my opinion but generally...

Its a mixed bag in my opinion but generally positive.
Advent X works really well, have it on one of the kid's bikes.
Advent by comparison was less impressive, I found the shifting was harder to...
07-03-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,767
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I think the direction you went is the...

Personally I think the direction you went is the worst when it comes to the edges rolling which will result in it looking worn faster. Since I'm cheap, I'd leave it and use it as an experiment to see...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,734
Posted By Russ Roth

Not so much local riding. Been traveling some for...

Not so much local riding. Been traveling some for vacation but brought the bikes. My eldest decided to join me on a short ride to the local village for a july 4th weekend car show. On the second to...
06-18-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Russ Roth

Lots of similar bikes won't have SIS housing...

Lots of similar bikes won't have SIS housing which doesn't help the situation either.

OP, The videos will help get it set up if you follow them, but if when you're done it still does not work you...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,038
Posted By Russ Roth

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what...

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what your dogs might or might not be able to do, bikejoring involves the dogs pulling bicycles instead of a sled and the people who do this will have a better...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,734
Posted By Russ Roth

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Tuesday we met up with some friends and did 18 miles on the North...
04-19-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the...

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the rubber can run in while ones without don't have good ways of sealing them to the hub. Most with boots also use a larger washer and specific spacers to...
04-19-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By Russ Roth

just go for it. Plenty of times I give bikes like...

just go for it. Plenty of times I give bikes like that a quick once over and think nothing of putting a couple extra squirts of grease in there, usually there isn't enough to begin with as you...
04-18-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By Russ Roth

I can say I never noticed any wind effect ever on...

I can say I never noticed any wind effect ever on rev-x wheels. They're not deep enough or aero enough to really be effected by wind. The profile in only around 30mm which was deep in the box section...
04-12-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Russ Roth

This is the way for you to go and the best, easy...

This is the way for you to go and the best, easy advice so far. Most Campy cranks are 135 bolt pattern, yours included, which means the 39t on there is the smallest it can go, there's no help for it....
Forum: Northeast
04-12-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,734
Posted By Russ Roth

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Russ Roth

Get a higher grade abec, my skates have 7 and...

Get a higher grade abec, my skates have 7 and they're very noticeable vs the 3s I'd previously used, would have to assume the same would be true for bikes.
04-10-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I lean heavily towards steel pretty...

Personally I lean heavily towards steel pretty heavily. Current race bike is carbon so I'm not against it but it also doesn't impress me that much as a frame material. My kid's newest race bike is a...
04-10-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Russ Roth

The two big things to look out for are the...

The two big things to look out for are the current frame width and the diameter of the dust caps, you're link is the best way to go as long as the dust caps match. This is important as too small will...
04-01-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,362
Posted By Russ Roth

My daughter and a team mate of hers went out for...

My daughter and a team mate of hers went out for a 22mi ride and averaged 13.2mph with moderate winds and a lot of chatting, both are 11.5yo, and turn 12 towards the end of the year. Her solo with me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,469
Posted By Russ Roth

They weren't safe when new, age hasn't helped....

They weren't safe when new, age hasn't helped. Really wish they had a slightly better design since I loved mine till they cracked, they will always be cool looking, but the blades were designed to...
03-28-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By Russ Roth

Its a ride that needs a sag wagon for 30 miles,...

Its a ride that needs a sag wagon for 30 miles, I'd bring 7,8, and 9 speed quick links before 11sp, half of them probably think 10sp means 2x5. Mostly 1st aid kit, water, and a small range of tubes....
03-26-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By Russ Roth

Switch to hydraulics and don't use that finger? I...

Switch to hydraulics and don't use that finger? I have to say with hydraulic levers on the road bike I just use my two smallest fingers in general and one of those barely works from too many...
03-23-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Russ Roth

There can be some very noticeable differences...

There can be some very noticeable differences between slick tires and I've found some of the stiffest and most puncture resistant to be obviously slower. Personally I've found pairing mr tuffy with a...
03-07-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 31,380
Posted By Russ Roth

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Did my daughter's bike. Bought NOS from the LBS for 150.00....
Forum: Northeast
03-07-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,734
Posted By Russ Roth

Local ride time has been really slim lately,...

Local ride time has been really slim lately, mostly focused on finishing my thesis which should be of to the readers sometime next week. Managed to hit Hempstead Harbor and try out a couple of new...
03-06-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,118
Posted By Russ Roth

Yes, work to get it changed. But we're a nation...

Yes, work to get it changed. But we're a nation with far too many stupid and ridiculous laws, some of them deserving no more consideration than saying **** it. 600.00 fine is a gross overreach....
03-01-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,816
Posted By Russ Roth

Never heard of this one, bet if done right it...

Never heard of this one, bet if done right it would have worked better than the cable pull if done right, probably just too far ahead of its time.
02-26-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Russ Roth

veganbikes has my view on it, I'd rather have a...

veganbikes has my view on it, I'd rather have a mazda cx30 with a roof rack than an SUV, they'll go all the same spots, get better gas mileage, and while it has less storage it can haul bigger...
02-26-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By Russ Roth

In general, they suck, but there also isn't a lot...

In general, they suck, but there also isn't a lot that can possibly go wrong with them so they're far from the worst. I've got a Raleigh Rush Hour, if you're in the NYC/LI area I'm looking to part...
02-26-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,282
Posted By Russ Roth

One of the best times, and most exhausting, you...

One of the best times, and most exhausting, you can have on two wheels playing in mud and muck.
02-25-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Russ Roth

https://trpcycling.com/product/trp-42-2-piece-slot...

https://trpcycling.com/product/trp-42-2-piece-slotted-rotor/
2.3mm rotors with reinforced center.
02-23-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Russ Roth

My doc pointed out that I already had a touch of...

My doc pointed out that I already had a touch of arthritis there, the knee will never be perfect, but I can honestly say that instances of any pain are rare and incredibly minor. Nothing that ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,209
Posted By Russ Roth

Not really lucky, just completely normal. As I...

Not really lucky, just completely normal. As I said, its been more of a past problem with tubulars making the whole system out of round by small amounts but even that hasn't been a problem for years....
02-18-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,880
Posted By Russ Roth

Hate it when I miss that

Hate it when I miss that
02-17-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,230
Posted By Russ Roth

I've also typically traveled with the park due to...

I've also typically traveled with the park due to its strength, and started doing so after breaking a cheaper one, its what I have in my touring kit. Had a chain where the pins were peened to make it...
02-16-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 21,166
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm going to toss in that there is absolutely no...

I'm going to toss in that there is absolutely no reason, with your intended purpose to go 28h, and I like building light, fast, sturdy wheels. 32h isn't a significant number of holes over 28 when it...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By Russ Roth

With that kind of pressure loss Darth Lefty nails...

With that kind of pressure loss Darth Lefty nails the main problem. Weight will not be an issue and 32c tires are more than up to the task of your weight, I ride 23c tires and I weight more than you...
02-13-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Russ Roth

The listing expired but I'm gonna guess no unless...

The listing expired but I'm gonna guess no unless they did a re-release of the palomar its probably at least 20 years old and wasn't much more than 250-300 to begin with.
Fitting is really a bit...
02-13-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Russ Roth

Maybe the trp are an exception but I've yet to...

Maybe the trp are an exception but I've yet to find a V-brake/road lever combo that I considered acceptable. Either pad too close or too much pull to get contact and that's on bikes that came factory...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice looking bike, can't beat the price in...

Nice looking bike, can't beat the price in today's environment.

Pros closet has new challenge Elites and Criteriums for 25ish dollars each, about the cheapest I've ever seen them and a real good...
02-09-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,404
Posted By Russ Roth

Or a bike tool, gotta have my pro stands. Sadly,...

Or a bike tool, gotta have my pro stands. Sadly, I also have multiples....
02-09-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,796
Posted By Russ Roth

Rebuild it. I was looking over the bikes at a...

Rebuild it. I was looking over the bikes at a Dick's once to see what was being offered an a customer mentioned that I looked like I knew what I was doing and did I have pointers on what to look for...
02-08-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Russ Roth

It may be the middle ring will line up but...

It may be the middle ring will line up but otherwise there are thin spacers that will allow you to move that middle ring more inboard.
Gearing wise, if not racing, you still want to give some...
02-08-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Russ Roth

It actually specifies "50mm chain line with a...

It actually specifies "50mm chain line with a 113mm spindle" and is a setup for a mtb. You will have to take this into account with the 130mm rear end of this bike vs 135 of the mtb this is meant...
02-07-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,369
Posted By Russ Roth

They're roughly the same msrp, the brands are...

They're roughly the same msrp, the brands are similar quality levels, and I wouldn't expect any real quality differences.


You can usually expect the substitution to be of similar quality and...
02-06-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm going to go against everyone here and just...

I'm going to go against everyone here and just say that I like aluminum spoke nipples and never have any problems with them, especially since they come in colors. I buy mine from wheel fanatyk since,...
02-05-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By Russ Roth

Spend the money on a decent one and he'll be able...

Spend the money on a decent one and he'll be able to. Used a trail-a-bike with my youngest like you have there with a trailer behind on occasion, sometimes the wife pulled the trailer and I pulled...
01-29-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,418
Posted By Russ Roth

I wouldn't bother. I'm quick to upgrade to...

I wouldn't bother. I'm quick to upgrade to hydraulic for actual MTBing or for more rigorous riding, for general riding at moderate speeds, there's plenty of other things to spend the money on that...
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